Women's spring sports preview

Posted by Katie Peverada

Women's lacrosse is already underway, having suffered a 19-20 overtime loss last week to Mount Holyoke. Utica College comes into town on March 6, and then the Thoroughbreds head down to Orlando to play two games and train.  This season the offense will turn to Lexi Melville '13, who had 34 points last year. Spencer Morgan '15 and Robin Fetterolf '14 will hold down the midfield and contribute to the scoring. The defense will turn to a new face in goal with Shelby Witheford '15, currently the only goalie on the roster. The team is very young, with 10 sophomores, four freshmen, one junior, and one senior, but will hopefully make a return to the Liberty League playoffs, something they missed out on last year.

Women's tennis, ranked 16th nationally, just returned from the ITA National Indoor Championships, where it placed seventh. After a home match against Williams College on March 9, the Thoroughbreds take off for California for two matches before returning home to host St. Lawrence University on March 23. Lee Ford '14 was just tabbed as a Liberty League Performer of the Week. Ford has combined with Nataly Mendoza '13 for two doubles wins so far in the spring season.

Riding continues to dominate, with two straight spring victories and seven straight victories overall. The Thoroughbreds look to have a strong competition at Morrisville on Saturday before hosting the Zone II Region 3 Finals on March 30.

Softball will head to Florida over the break to play 10 games in five days. The team split with Lyndon State last week and will host Castleton State on March 23. Skidmore, who has not made an appearance in the Liberty League tournament since 2010, will look to its defense to remain consistent. The offense will be powered by Julia Schwartz '13, who was Liberty League First-Team last year, and senior catcher Carol Brown. The team is young and will depend onthe upperclassmen for leadership.

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